Spiced Sweet Potato Cooking Recipes

By | January 12, 2009

Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potato Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled, rinsed and chopped
12 raisin bread slices, toasted lightly and cubed
2 teaspoon seasoning, Jamaican jerk
¾ cup chicken broth, reduced sodium and reduced fat

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour low sodium and low fat chicken broth in a medium sauce pan and heat it over medium heat. After a boil add chopped sweet potatoes and return the contents to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and cover the sauce pan. Cook the sweet potatoes covered for about 8 to 10 minutes or till it turns tender, yet remains firm.
  4. Stir in Jamaican jerk seasoning and raisin bread cubes, mix well. If you feel that the contents are getting dry then you can add more chicken broth, if needed. As the bread will soak the liquid chicken broth the contents may get a bit dry, but to keep them moistened you may add small amounts of additional chicken broth in the pan.
  5. Spoon this filling in a medium size casserole and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for about 30 minutes or till the contents are heated through. You may even stuff the sweet potato stuffing in the loosen skin of a turkey and bake it in that manner, if desired. This recipe makes 12 servings.

Health Tip:

  • If you want to make this recipe vegetarian then you may use low sodium vegetable stock or vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • This is an easy, low calorie recipe that can be cooked within 30 to 40 minutes. This recipe provides only about 89 calories and 1 gm total fat per serving.
  • This recipe provides 190 mg sodium per serving, so a person on low sodium diet or sodium restricted diet should balance other sodium rich foods in his/her diet accordingly.
  • This recipe can also be considered diabetes friendly and heart friendly as it provides negligible saturated fats and cholesterol, 3 gm protein per serving and 18 gm carbohydrates per serving.
  • Sweet potatoes that form basis of this recipe are naturally sweet root vegetables. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, manganese, pyridoxine, iron, potassium and fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain unique root storage proteins which have potent antioxidant benefits to the body. Looking at the nutrient profile of sweet potatoes, this recipe can be considered a nutrient rich, antioxidant rich, and anti-inflammatory recipe.